The Taste 1/22/14 spoilt
Even Nigella recognizes her team is a hot mess. She really should've booted her entire team. Jacquelyn's complete ignorance of confit is baffling.
That said, I think Sheu showed more promise than the vegan and since they take past performance into account, keeping him made sense.
The oldest street food probably came with the oldest civilization, and it ain't fish and chips.
I think Nigella should have sent herself home last night.
I had to turn if off after the fish and chips incident.
I have worked for women like that in the past.
Even if you are doing things correctly or doing things as told, you are still doing it wrong to her. Let her do it and things come out wrong and it's still someone else's fault.
I know how her nanny's that were in the news a while back felt after last night's show.
"Baffling" for Jacqueline and her definition of confit is putting it mildly. Her arguing with Nigella was rather astonishing, especially using the phrase "coming into my kitchen" when referring to Nigella walking over to see what she was working on. I agree that both of them should be gone.
This is the second season, and in both seasons, Nigella's picks for cooks in her kitchen haven't fared well. Last season, Lauren made it the furthest, but 3 of the 4 were gone by the 3rd episode. And what a surprise - 3 of the 4 in this season were gone by the 3rd episode as well! But, since she's an executive producer, guess she gets to stay on camera.
As much as I enjoy Nigella in other venues, and even last season, I feel like a complete train wreck happened here.
a) Nigella isn't in a good mood.
b) her picks giver her absolutely no respect. Shockingly no respect. I'm glad she said she wishes she could kick them both. I would have cheered even if it meant that annoying laughing faux vegan stayed.
c) the fish and chips idea was stupid. Or her cooks were stupid. The gal on was it Marcel's team shows how you could do so much more than just Long John Silver's. That wasn't even a bite they served up to douchebag, I mean Roy... who was super nice to these "amateur cooks" but a dick wad to michelin star chefs on top chef.
Thinking about team hot mess, to be fair, it seems like Nigella rang in on many of the same people the other chefs did. .... just the cooks didn't pick her. Unless I was a massive Nigella fan, if I had a pick between her and Ludo or Marcus... I would pick them. I think I would learn a lot more. Anthony, love him, but too gimmicky for me. Spam boy.